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NEWS

Bonus tax cap seen to boost economy

Approving the proposed legislation to raise the tax cap on the Christmas bonus and other benefits may help to invigorate the economy so it will finish strongly in the fourth quarter, according to Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Stories on carabaos, fish bag agri journalism awards

His story on carabaos in Pangasinan province becoming a staple in slaughterhouses and his feature on tobacco farming won for Inquirer Northern Luzon Bureau reporter Gabriel Cardinoza two trophies in the 8th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards on Thursday.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘RJ’ Bautista bail petition denied

It has been three years since actor Ramgen Jose “Ram Revilla” Bautista was killed but the Parañaque City court hearing the murder case has yet to hand down a decision.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Lawyer told Napoles to leave no paper trail

A lawyer had advised detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles to refrain from issuing written orders to her employees regarding her pork barrel transactions, a whistle-blower told the Sandiganbayan on Friday.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Maserati driver: ‘I was the victim’

Businessman Joseph Russel Ingco surfaced on Friday, claiming that contrary to the account of traffic enforcer Jorbe Adriatico, he was the victim in the controversial mauling incident. He said he would pursue charges against the MMDA constable.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

OPINION

Disastrous for the economy

It was a disastrous third quarter for agriculture, hunting, fisheries and forestry (AHFF), according to the latest National Income Accounts estimates—a minus 2.7 growth rate (meaning a contraction). Disastrous for whom?

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ting Paterno, economist

The late Vicente “Ting” Paterno had very many talents—mechanical engineer; business school graduate; private-sector executive; government technocrat in portfolios of investments, industry, and public works; business entrepreneur. He worked with the National Movement for Free Elections and the Bishops-Businessmen’s Conference for Human Development. He revived the Medium and Small Scale Industries Coordinated Action Program (as Masicap II, independent of the government).

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Social Progress Index

The Philippines registered a gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 5.3 percent in the third quarter that ended on Sept. 30. It dropped from 6.4 percent in the second quarter; nevertheless, it is second only to China’s 7.3 percent in the region. While the growth rate is commendable (despite the drop), for which the government rightfully deserves credit, the criticism continues that economic growth is uneven and the marginalized sector has not benefited from it, with the gap between rich and poor even getting worse. (This is consistent with the Philippines’ 45.8 Gini score—or a measure of the inequality of the distribution of wealth: the higher the score, the higher the inequality—which makes it the 35th country with the most uneven distribution of wealth in the world.)

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Revolutionary colorum

Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya hit the nail on the head. If taxicab operators are worried that mobile-phone-based competition like Uber are luring away their customers, the solution is for the taxicabs to level up to Uber, and not for Uber to dumb itself down.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Comelec warns pols against premature campaigning

After disqualifying Gov. ER Ejercito of Laguna for overspending in the 2013 elections, the Commission on Elections warned that a hundred other politicians are also being investigated and face disqualification for the same offense. Other politicians are also in danger of disqualification for premature campaigning.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

Banks scale down GDP forecasts for PH

Economic growth projections have been scaled down across the board following the slice of humble pie served to the government as data this week showed lower spending as the main drag on output in third quarter output.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BDO raises P10B from debt note issuance

Banco de Oro Unibank raised P10 billion from the issuance of debt notes qualifying as tier 2, or supplementary, capital.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

GDP target now out of reach

This now describes the government’s economic growth target for the year following the release of disappointing third-quarter numbers on Thursday.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BSP to keep interest rates steady

Interest rates may be kept at their current levels for now as signs point to more stable consumer prices over this month, giving space for monetary authorities to pause and plot out a new plan of action.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Australian oil firm gets 1-year extension for SC55 program

Australian firm Otto Energy Ltd. has secured a one-year extension for its sub-phase work program for Service Contract 55, enabling the firm to continue drilling activities within this highly prospective oil and gas block off West Palawan.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Fun, entertainment usher in IPTL feast

SO THIS is how a sport as strait-laced as tennis looks like if it kicks its feet up and lets its hair down.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Vietnam booters trip Azkals, take top spot

Unable to recover from a lethargic start, the Philippine Azkals yielded to a determined Vietnam side, 1-3, last night and settled for second spot in Group A of the AFF Suzuki Cup at My Dinh Stadium here.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Beermen, Aces try to stay on top

LOCKED in a heated race for the No. 1 playoff spot, Alaska and San Miguel Beer clash with separate foes today as the elimination round of the PBA Philippine Cup enters its homestretch at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Adeogun keys Lions’ victory

OLA Adeogun hit clutch shots in the closing seconds as San Beda tripped La Salle, 88-81, yesterday to move within a win of the 2014 National Collegiate Championship title of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL).

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Sharapova, Murray arrive Thursday

Tennis superstars Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray are scheduled to arrive today to lead the Manila Mavericks in the first-ever International Premier Tennis League which kicks off here tomorrow at MOA Arena.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

The ABCs of the AEC

What if you could enroll in a school abroad for a semester and still be close to home? What if all you needed to do to work in a different country was to pass a few tests? What if you had the opportunity to be connected to some of the most interesting and diverse cultures in the world?

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ADMU, UST enjoy victory in UAAP volleyball opening games

The volleyball squads based in Katipunan and España finished straight 3-0 set wins in the opening games of the UAAP Season 77 volleyball at the Mall of Asia Arena on Nov. 22.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The colorful world of Tokidoki

"Here, I'll show you." Simone Legno, Tokidoki's creative director, whipped out his phone and swiped to a drawing of a pink, indigo and blue Mazinger Z robot that he had sketched when he was four years old.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Why we love Amy Poehler’s ‘Yes Please’ (and why you will, too)

If you’re a fan of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and “Parks and Recreation,” chances are you’ve already bought a copy of Amy Poehler’s funny memoir “Yes Please.” If you haven’t yet, make sure to pick up the hardcover version—the book’s pages are glossy, thick and aptly highlight Poehler’s photographic antics and hilarious sayings.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Super | Read More »

Turkey may be good, but real wagyu is so much better

Thanksgiving is a curious American holiday if you think about it, with the President pardoning a turkey and families burning jet fuel to get together to eat an extremely difficult to cook bird with a sweet sauce and a pie made from a normally savory vegetable.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

Unique duets albums reveal secrets of septuagenarians’ success

Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick and Smokey Robinson are 71, 73 and 74 years old, respectively. While their voices are no longer as supple as they were in their heyday (yes, Barbra Streisand is a glorious rarity), their brand-new duets albums showcase the skills and performing savvy that have helped make them rise above the unflattering effects of aging—and pop-music fans’ continually evolving tastes—and take music lovers on sensational trips down memory lane!

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Taylor Swift: Growing up and going pop

When Taylor Swift released the Grammy-winning, banjo-tinged “Mean” in 2010, haters fired shots at the then-20-year-old singer-songwriter.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Dodo Dayao’s ‘Violator’: Outplaying the demon within

At first, Dodo Dayao’s Violator, a 2014 Cinema One Originals entry, could be passed off as a usual crime movie. But as the minutes drag along, it slowly reels itself out into a horrifying picture, ready to gnaw at your inner being in any moment.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Indie Films,Latest Entertainment Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Kris and I didn’t do it because we wanted to be more popular’

“I didn’t call her sister names,” said TV host Boy Abunda, who is currently engaged in a verbal tussle with the sister of a property manager of a high-end condominium building in Taguig City.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

US soul singer says Filipinos have ‘right to sing the blues’

The show was over and they were still walking around, a hundred or so locals and expats, young and old, with stunned looks—not sure if they could leave or if they wanted to.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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